Finally! I managed to post a longer chapter! You know the drill please review :)

Darby stepped out of the house and looked around for Megan. Where was she? She had to talk to her about this, this, wait no these feelings she was having. She felt like she couldn't go another day without telling Cade how she felt.

"Megan!" Megan turned towards Darby, "Yeah?" "Um, have you had experience with boys?" "A little. Why? Do you like a boy at school?" "Sure lets say that." Darby wanted advice, but didn't want to say who she liked.

"Well, just ask him out!"

Darby played that scenario through her mind.

"Hey Cade?" "Yeah?" "You wanna go out?" "Ew no!" (Other scenario) "Hey Cade?" "Yeah?" "Wanna go out?" "Sure!"

Somehow she didn't think she could do it. "I don't think I can do it!" "Of course you can! Who is he?" "He's kinda not a boy from school." She felt trapped. "Huh?" "He's... He's... He's Ca-..." "Cade!"


Oh no Cade had come out of the house. "Um, Cade I just wanted to ask if you wanted to go to school with Darby and me this year." Only Darby saw Megan's crossed fingers.

Cade shrugged. "Why do you want me to?"

Because I hollered your name, and I'm not telling you that Darby likes you! Thought Megan, but she said, "I wanted to ask you if you wanted to try to go to school with me and Darby this year." "Why?" "Because, it must be lonely to have to do all your work alone." "Nope." "But there's pretty girls you could meet. I could introduce you to a few." Again her fingers were crossed.

Cade shrugged. There were a two girls he was interested in, but he didn't have go to that school to see them. In fact he was really only interested in one of those two girls, but wasn't going to tell her, and if she asked who she liked her was going to say the other one's name, and if the other one asked he was going to say the first one's name.

The only thing keeping Darby from attacking Megan, was the fact that she didn't mean it because she was doing crossies, and the fact that Cade would think it odd if she attacked Megan for no apparent reason.

Cade glanced at Darby. She didn't seem to like the idea of him going to their school. In fact, she looked about to throw up. Megan noticed his worried glances at Darby and turned to look at her.

"Darby are you okay?" "I don't know." Darby put her hand quickly over her mouth. It didn't work. She threw up all over Cade, and Megan's shoes.

"I'm so sorry guys!" "It's alright, but I think you need to go inside." Darby nodded. "Cade you take Darby up to her room and I'll tell Jonah or my mom that she's sick." "I can go by myself Megan. Cade doesn't need to come." "You might get dizzy and need help." "Fine."

Inside Darby loved the idea of Cade going with her, but she didn't want him to think that.

Darby gagged again, but nothing came up.

Cade took her arm and led her upstairs. She pulled away for a second and disappeared into a bathroom that was nearby. Once more she puked. This was not a good day for her. She looked at Cade's feet, and realized that she had puked on his new boots!

Cade pushed her down on her bed, and covered her up with her blankets. "Cade, I don't need covers!" He didn't say anything.

As soon as the blankets were on top of her the heat was almost unbearable!

"Cade, I'm too hot!" Cade put his hand on her forehead, it was so hot you could fry pancakes on it! At least that's what Cade thought. Being a guy he thought about food allot.

Megan showed up at the door, "Hey Darby? My mom says that it's probably just a bug, nothing to worry about, and you'll feel better in the morning."

Cade shook his head. "What do you mean no?" "Feel her forehead."

Megan put her hand on Darby's forehead and jumped back. "Ow!" Cade gave her a look, because Darby's temperature wasn't that high, even if it was very much over normal.

"Cade you go get my mom, I'll stay with Darby." Cade hesitated, but hurried off. Darby nearly puked again, but this time just burped really loud.

Cade returned with Aunty Cathy after about five minutes, and there was worry plain on his face. He didn't know what to do!

"I'm okay. You didn't need to get Aunty Cathy."

Soon Aunty Cathy and Megan were fussing over Darby, all Cade wanted was to go over there and smooth her hair away from her face, and Darby just wanted him to do that.

Cade had had a crush on her ever since he had first seen her, but how was he to tell her?